International Order & Conflict

Peacekeeping and the US National Interest

in Program

Stimson Report 11

Co-Chairs, Senator Nancy L. Kassebaum and Representative Lee H. Hamilton

While the end of the Cold War removed the clear threat to US security posed by Soviet armed forces, it opened the door to new problems and new types of conflicts whose implications for US interests may be no less serious. A diverse working group of elected representatives, diplomats, military officers, former UN officials, and private experts convened to examine the United Nations’ potential contributions to dealing with these problems, and concluded that it is in America’s interest to strengthen the UN’s capacity for peace operations.

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